Written by Varenya Vijaykumar
When you move to a new place, it can become easy to lose yourself in the feeling of loneliness, making you nervous about trying new things or doing something alone. But the new is novel! It has a plethora of experience to offer that should definitely be taken up.
Now, don’t forget, you are a fantastic date, and why not take yourself out and do something fun. You can make friends in the unlikeliest of places, and social engagements can happen anywhere, and you might end up discovering a better something. Keeping this in mind, here is a list of six exciting experiences to explore solo!
- Search For Yummy Locations
Everyone’s gotta eat! The best thing to do in a new place is to sample local cuisines. Never be afraid to eat alone. It’s also an excellent way to learn about the local culture. Ask people in the building, your classmates, colleagues, and even the pharmacist, about the tastiest and most famous restaurants to eat at. Find out about local farmer’s markets, old bakeries, international restaurants, and whatever you think would be delicious to try! Zomato and Yelp are also excellent at helping you discover new places. Make an evening out of it, and you’ll return feeling rejuvenated and happy!
2. Architecture and Local Historical Landmarks
Even if you’re not a history nerd, there’s nothing like history to remind you that you’re not alone. Every place has a fascinating background and an interesting past, and the gateway to that is through the old historical sites in that area. You’ll be at a location of great wonder, sharing space with others who came before you. Don’t restrict yourself; look for statues, houses, monuments- whatever strikes your fancy! These places are always packed, and for the solo enthusiast, it can turn out to be a wonderful experience, and you might even make new friends!
3. Museums and Art Exhibitions
It might sound boring, but these places often turn out to be a goldmine of fun. Look for variety. Many of these museums and/or galleries may be free or have reasonable fees and guided tours, and they’re an excellent way to gain more knowledge in a fun way.
4. Natural Sights
Whether it’s hiking trails, beaches, mountains, wildlife reserves, or zoos, all are worth checking out. Most of these places have incredible flora to enjoy, making for lovely photo sessions. Take out your selfie stick or your tripod, pack your heavy-duty DSLR or your heavy-duty iPhone and embrace nature.
5. Local Events And Meets
Whether you’re an enthusiast of machines on two or four wheels, pigskins, or pucks or want to headbang to the grittiest metal or jive to the smoothest jazz, find a spot where all of this is going down. It can even be a local comic convention, a gamers convention, or anything else that interests you. For example, this year, I went to ComicCon on my own and I had a blast. The goal here should be for you to enjoy yourself and make some new friends along the way!
Whether it’s window shopping, thrift-shopping, or even regular shopping, turn this all-time favourite activity into an experience. You’ll try a lot of stuff, browse and take in the sights. It will make you feel like a million bucks without spending a million bucks.
Just remember, fun isn’t something another person can give you. Being alone doesn’t have to feel lonely. So, what can you do when you feel lonely. You can choose how you want to spend time and energy. Don’t restrict yourself and wait for others to enjoy yourself; in the process, you’ll discover new people and places.
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